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Columbus Day Parade

East Boston (Even-numbered years?)

  • Take the Mass. Pike East to the Ted Williams Tunnel 90 East (follow signs to the airport).
  • Follow signs to 1A North, past Holiday Inn, by tanks and Sunoco Station then take a right. Don't go up the ramp.
  • Stay right/ take next right onto Rt. 16.
  • Follow 2nd set of lights and bear to right. Revere St.
  • Follow to next set of lights take a right onto Bennington St. is the start of the parade route.

North End, Boston (Odd-numbered years?)

  • The parade starts at the City Hall Plaza on the Cambridge St. side at 1 p.m. (Government Center on the Green Line).
  • The Acton-Boxborough group will be at the end of Division 2 (out of 3), so they will appear about 2/3 of the way through the parade.
  • From City Hall Plaza, the parade will proceed down Court St., which turns into State St.
  • It will take a left onto Atlantic Avenue (near the New England Aquarium), and proceed past Columbus Park on the waterfront.
  • Atlantic Ave turns into Commercial St.
  • The parade takes a left onto Battery Street, then a left onto Hanover St. until the end.
  • It then takes a right onto Cross Street and then a right onto Endicott St.
  • The parade finishes at the end of Endicott St.